Updated on 2 August 2013 by

The primary difference between Prosumer and Consumer camcorders is the presence of larger lenses and imaging chips in prosumer camcorders for superior optics and low light performance.

The best prosumer camcorders often come with a lot of pro-grade features - flash media as well as hard drive, full-HD capability, good capacity HDD, high-end CCD, memory still resolution of over 2 megapixels, a good 10x or above optical zoom - all this integrated into as small a frame as possible, compact prosumer camcorders weigh just about a pound.

Canon is by far the leading brand behind the best prosumer camcorders - though ensure that you get - extra manual control options, above-average video resolution and great-looking low-light output over and above the standard and specialised goodies.


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Panasonic HC-X900M
Sony HXR-MC2000U
Canon VIXIA HF G30
Sony HDR-PJ790V
Canon VIXIA HF S20
Panasonic HC-X900M Camcorder
Sony HXR-MC2000U Shoulder Mount AVCHD Camcorder
Canon VIXIA HF G30 HD Camcorder
Sony HDR-PJ790V High Definition Handycam Camcorder
Canon VIXIA HF S20 Camcorder
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Release Date
Jan 2012
Feb 2013
Apr 2013
Jan 2013
Jan 2010
HDD Size
32.0 GB
64.0 GB
96.0 GB
Optical Zoom
12.0 x
12.0 x
20.0 x
10.0 x
10.0 x
Recording Format
Flash Media, High Definition
High Definition
High Definition
High Definition
Flash Media, High Definition, AVC
Recording System
NTSC, PAL
NTSC
NTSC
NTSC
NTSC
Camcorder Type
Digital
Digital
Digital
Digital
Digital
Memory Still Resolution
16.0 MegaPixels
7.1 MegaPixels
2.91 MegaPixels
24.1 MegaPixels
8.02 MegaPixels
Recordable Media
Flash Media, High Definition
SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card
High Definition
Flash Media
High Definition, Flash Media, AVC
Use
Video
Video
Video
Video
Video
Average Rating
 4.4 stars
 4.8 stars
 4.3 stars
 4.7 stars
 4.2 stars

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